Wow. This subject is rife with problems in Mormonism. Prayer for a Mormon entails praying in 1611 Jacobean English and making sure you don’t spend too much time praying needlessly and doing all this while keeping your arms folded with heads bowed at all times.
Mormons are taught not to go to the Lord for trivial matters because their god is a busy guy. One of the most heretical teachings on the subject was taught through a speech delivered by Bruce McConkie in 1982 when he instructed Mormons they should never pray directly to Jesus or think they have some special relationship with Him. His teachings draw you away from God because prayer is how believers communicate with Him.
There are many ways we can communicate with someone and body language speaks volumes. If you’re having a conversation with someone what’s the first thing that comes to your mind if the other person has their arms folded? That person is closing themselves off from those around him/her.
While the Mormons have been tricked into believing this is a form of showing respect and “being reverent”, nothing could be further from the truth.
Here’s some info on what they believe and why and what’s expected of them as members of the Church.
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Just as her husband’s uncle preached the same message in 1982, Carol F. McConkie told listening ears at the October 2016 General Conference that Mormons pray to God, and him only.
In 1982 the late LDS apostle Bruce McConkie told Mormons worldwide that praying to Jesus is a “gospel hobby” and frowned upon by the Church.
Are Mormons praying for an objective answer from God or are they praying to feel a ‘burning in the bosom’ like their leaders say they should have?
A list of LDS teachings on the proper way to pray and why.